Mark A. Reid wrote:Hello Mark;
Hmmm, sounds like another book is on the way ...?
Told From the Ranks, edited by E. Milton Small, London, pub. by Andrew Melrose, 1897, contains two eyewitness accounts;
With the Guards in Egypt by Private Macaulay, Scots Guards, pp. 44-60
With the Guners at Tel-el-Kebir by Driver Wickenden, RHA, pp. 97-106
Regarding the Egyptian experience, I'll have a look and get back to you if I find anything, although I have slim hopes.
Maureene wrote:The book Mark mentioned appears to be available as a reprint under a different title:
Tommy Atkins' War Stories. Fourteen First Hand Accounts From The Ranks Of The British Army During Queen Victoria's Empire.
http://www.helion.co.uk/tommy-atkins-wa ... mpire.html
bill wright wrote:DEAR MARK
My own book, "A TIDY LITTLE WAR The British Invasion Of Egypt, 1882" published by The History Press in 2009, is the most definitive account thus far and I looked at everything in the National Army Museum and National Maritime Museum as well as several other institutions, though time and cost prevented me from researching all the regimental museums where I am sure you might find something.....My suggestion would be to read my book and look at the sources. I also used some 200 printed books, over 20 vols of Parliamentary Papers and the evidence before the two Commissions (Transport Services & Army Hospital Services) after the war. Needless to say, I also read all of Wolseley`s letters stored at Hove and in the National Archives. You might find extra eye-witness stuff in local contemporary newspapers; Edward Spiers covers the war with many eye-witness statements gained from newspaper reports for Highland soldiers in his book, "The Scottish Soldier And Empire".....but a close study would pay dividends. If I can point you in any special way I am happy to do so. Drop me an email.
So near to Christmas too! My reading list just got expanded -- who is the preferred book seller, if you have one?
The reason I ask, is that Mike Snook (he is doubtless known to many at this site) that his publishers were incredibly speedy in getting the books delivered to a far flung corner in a mere 5 days from the time of ordering to actual receipt. The same holds true for volumes from Col Raugh pen.
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